Pentagon Rejects DC’s Call For National Guard Help Amid Migrant Influx

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon rejected a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in what the mayor has called a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants being bused to the city from two southern states. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined to provide Guard personnel and the use of the … Read more

Dems’ climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate voted Saturday to start debating Democrats’ election-year economic bill, boosting the sprawling collection of President Joe Biden’s priorities on climate, energy, health and taxes past its initial test as it starts moving through Congress. In a preview of votes expected on a mountain of amendments, united Democrats pushed the … Read more

Customer slips kid working lemonade stand a fake $100 bill, Washington police say

An 11-year-old boy with a lemonade stand in Everett, Washington, got scammed when a customer gave him a fake $100 bill. Screengrab from GoFundMe An 11-year-old boy gathered his money to start a lemonade stand, Washington police said. Then a customer scammed him out of his entire allowance, the Everett Police Department said in an … Read more

US Summons Chinese Ambassador Over “Irresponsible” Actions On Taiwan

Beijing insists that Taiwan is a part of China awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. Washington: The White House summoned China’s ambassador to Washington to condemn the “irresponsible” behavior of Beijing over Taiwan, a senior US official said Friday. John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, said that Ambassador Qin Gang was summoned following … Read more

Four in critical condition after lightening strikes near White House

Four people were taken to Washington area hospitals with life-threatening injuries after lightning struck near the White House amid a strong storm that blew through the U.S. capital. The U.S. Secret Service, along with U.S. Park Police, rushed to help two females and two males after seeing a large bolt of lightning strike an area … Read more

Breaking down the U.S. economy’s mixed signals

Breaking down the U.S. economy’s mixed signals – CBS News Watch CBS News Unemployment is down. Inflation is up. With the Federal Reserve Board again raising interest rates this week, plus new indications we could be in a recession, the economy is in uncharted waters. And no one seems certain about what’s next or what … Read more

Candy-coated-looking Victorian home in Washington is ‘gorgeous inside.’ Take a peek

Exterior Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS A stately Victorian mansion in Port Townsend, Washington, is turning a lot of heads on a popular real estate social media page thanks to its beauty and its rather low price tag. Interior Screen grab from Zillow/NWMLS The Starrett House, also named “The Grand Dame,” according to the listing on … Read more

UK businesses cutting China ties en masse amid tension with West, says CBI boss

B ritish firms are scrambling to severe economic ties with China in the wake of increased political and security tensions between Beijing and the West, an industry leader has said. The sudden restructuring of supply chains from China could also exacerbate the cost-of-living crisis, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) director-general Tony Danker warned. Speaking to … Read more

Slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s family calls for justice in Washington

Slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s family calls for justice in Washington – CBS News Watch CBS News Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s family spoke with officials in Washington this week, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Abu Akleh was killed in the West Bank in May. Abu Akleh’s niece, Lina Abu Akleh, spoke about the … Read more

Biden, Xi hold talks on Taiwan, trade dispute

US President Joe Biden is due to speak over the phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping amid tensions over Taiwan and trade President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone for well over two hours on Thursday on mounting tensions over Taiwan, a festering trade dispute and their bid to keep … Read more